11:30pm - Friday, Feb 23, 2024

"Life is beautiful. Really, it is. Full of beauty and illusions. Life is great. Without it, you'd be dead."

The Rio Theatre's Friday Late Night Movie series continues on February 23 with writer-director Harmony Korine's (SPRING BREAKERS) debut feature, GUMMO. Released in 1997, this polarizing cult-classic divides critics and audiences with its unapologetically banal glimpse of the grittier side of life on the wrong side of the tracks in a poverty-sticken, quasi-dystopian rural mid-Western town. In terms of its unique visual (albeit graphic) style, themes, and loose, sometimes impressionistic narrative structure, GUMMO has much in common with another indie-art film that utilized an ensemble and loose vignette approach to telling the stories of its adolescent protagonists, KIDS (which Korine also wrote).

"Like a kid acting up for attention, the wise-ass Korine wants desperately to be in your face - to offend and provoke. And he does a damn good job getting his way. If for no other reason, "Gummo" deserves to be seen." (New York Post)

Friday, February 23
Doors 11:00 pm | Movie 11:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.

Late Night Date Night! Bring a friend, date, or bunny-ear-wearing pal and get two-for-one entry

GUMMO (Harmony Korine, 1997 / 89 miniutes) Teen friends navigate the ruins of a tiny, tornado-ravaged town in Ohio that is populated by the deformed, disturbed and perverted. When not gunning down stray cats for a few bucks, the kids pass their time getting stoned on household inhalants. Elsewhere, the a young mute Bunny Boy dons rabbit ears and is bullied by kids half his age, while sisters dodge a pedophile.

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